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the western world had become so expert in the art of war and in the making of gunpowder that they not only no longer feared the invasions of the Mongolian hordes but pushed their commerce under the guns of their men of war to the gates of Pokin and the Bay of Yodo. In fact, as far as the continents of Europe and Asia are concerned, their people have reached a state of more or less geographic equilibrium as to the centers of population. Their populations, however, is increasing in number constantly, their soil is supporting as many as it can conveniently look after, so, all that remains is the finding of a new outlet and haven for their ever increasing millions.

Westward from the old continent of Europe, and eastward from the still older continent of Asia, lie the new and undeveloped vastnesses of the new world. Fortunately for us they were seized and taken possession of by the whites in spite of the fact that they undoubtedly were discovered and visited by the yellows many centuries before. In those days the transportation problems were so difficult that a crossing of the
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